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Another Scarf Woven

21 Aug

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I’ve been a busy fellow the past week and a half. I was in Minnesota last week, and I finally finished this scarf I stared months ago. (Yes, I brought my loom on vacation.) I also wove another scarf, and I’ll take pictures of that later this week when I get around to unpacking it. This is one of the scarves I brought with me to the Textile center in Minneapolis, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll be teaching a class on it next year… We’ll see!

Wish me luck!

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Baby Blanket Top Done

20 Jul

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Ta-da!!!! The first part is finished!!! Now just to add the back! The back is going to be all shades of blue! I even started embroidering it already!!! Now just to find the time to finish it. The county fair is fast approaching! Wish me luck!

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One Layer Down – Reclaimed Yarn Baby Blanket

16 Jul

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It took quite a bit of stitching, and quite a bit of yarn scraps, but the first layer is done!!! When I started, I took two pieces of water soluble stabilizer, and put yarn scraps from the factory between them. Then I stitches them down a bit, and then just threw it in my embroidery machine and let it go! After about 4 hours of embroidery time, I simply washed out the stabilizer. I have one more layer for the back, which is going to be gorgeous, and then that will also form the binding.

Next time, I have a few different ideas on how to do it, but we’ll see how this turns out!

Wish me luck!

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Baby Blanket Made From Factory Scraps!

15 Jul

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I’ve been a bit busy, but you know that’s always the case. Now the country fair is around the corner, and I’m just finishing up this baby Blanket. It’s made from factory scraps from the knitting mill I work at. I love it, because it looks great, and it’s keeping acrylic waste out of land folks. It’s a win-win for upcycling!!!

It’s made by sandwiching a bunch of scraps between two pieces of water soluble stabilizer, and just stitching the hell out of it. I’ll show you the wanted version tomorrow!!!

Infinity Scarf Made From Vintage Silk Ties

21 Jun

So I stumbled upon a box of ties I was saving for a peacock quilt, and decided to use a couple… 3 hours later, and now I have about 12 of these infinity scarves.

They’re quite simple to make, and I’ll post a tutorial as soon as I’m not supposed to be on bedrest.

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Rug Made From Factory Seconds

24 May

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For those of you who do not know… I have a day job! I really lucked out though, because I work in knitwear production, which means I have access to knitwear scraps and seconds, and you know I use the hell out of them, from making knit fabric for my quilts, to now using the flawed pieces for weaving.

I started work on this rug, and within about 6 hours, I had a nice 22 inch by 36 inch rag rug. I used polyester upholstery thread for the warp, and nothing but acrylic scraps for the weft. I think it turned out quite nicely, and I’m working on developing it into a class! Wish me luck!!!

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Fabric Scraps Into Yarn!

23 May

You know me, always looking for something to do. Over the weekend I took some fabric I really didn’t feel like sewing, and made it into bias strips. Sorry for the crappy picture, but once it dries, I’ll get some better ones; hopefully I’ll actually use it soon.

It’s going to go into my loom for my next scarf project. Wish me luck!!!